In 1979, seemingly overnight - moving at a clip some 30 years faster than the rest of the world - Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence looming over the horizon. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded since then, as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be.
"Talking for Walking", by Laura Secor; "Auto Correct", by Burkhard Bilger; "The Love App", by Lauren Collins; and "Roman Conquests", by Anthony Lane.
"Protest Vote", by Laura Secor; "With the Marchers", by Anonymous; "BLAM", by Lauren Collins; "Greatest of Ease", by Nick Paumgarten; "The Catastrophist", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Ziggurat", by Stephen O'Connor; "Anxiety Tests", by David Denby.